# Juan Gonzalez

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 Full Name: Juan Alberto (Vazquez) Gonzalez Primary Position: OF,RF,DH,LF Height/Weight: 6' 3"/175 First Game: September 1, 1989 Birthdate: October 20, 1969 Final Game: May 31, 2005 Birthplace: Arecibo, Puerto Rico MLB Experience: 16 years Bat/Throw: Right/Right

## Biography

Juan Gonzalez (Juan Alberto (Vazquez) Gonzalez) was born on October 20, 1969 in Arecibo, Puerto Rico. He made his Major League debut on September 1, 1989 for the Texas Rangers. In 1991, his rookie year, he hit .264 with 27 home runs and 102 RBI. Gonzalez played for the Texas Rangers, Detroit Tigers, Cleveland Indians and Kansas City Royals over the course of his 16 year career.

Most people believe that Juan Gonzalez's best season was 1998, when he slugged 45 home runs, hit for a .318 average and knocked in 157 runs.

## Statistics

### Batting Stats

Year Team G AB R H HR RBI AVG OBP SLG 2B 3B BB SO HBP SH SB IBB GDP
1989 TEX A 24 60 6 9 1 7 .150 .227 .250 3 0 6 17 0 2 0 0 4
1990 TEX A 25 90 11 26 4 12 .289 .316 .522 7 1 2 18 2 0 0 0 2
1991 TEX A 142 545 78 144 27 102 .264 .321 .479 34 1 42 118 5 0 4 7 10
1992 TEX A 155 584 77 152 43 109 .260 .304 .529 24 2 35 143 5 0 0 1 16
1993 TEX A 140 536 105 166 46 118 .310 .368 .632 33 1 37 99 13 0 4 7 12
1994 TEX A 107 422 57 116 19 85 .275 .330 .472 18 4 30 66 7 0 6 10 18
1995 TEX A 90 352 57 104 27 82 .295 .324 .594 20 2 17 66 0 0 0 3 15
1996 TEX A 134 541 89 170 47 144 .314 .368 .643 33 2 45 82 3 0 2 12 10
1997 TEX A 133 533 87 158 42 131 .296 .335 .589 24 3 33 107 3 0 0 7 12
1998 TEX A 154 606 110 193 45 157 .318 .366 .630 50 2 46 126 6 0 2 9 20
1999 TEX A 144 562 114 183 39 128 .326 .378 .601 36 1 51 105 4 0 3 7 10
2000 DET A 115 461 69 133 22 67 .289 .337 .505 30 2 32 84 2 0 1 3 13
2001 CLE A 140 532 97 173 35 140 .325 .370 .590 34 1 41 94 6 0 1 5 18
2002 TEX A 70 277 38 78 8 35 .282 .324 .451 21 1 17 56 1 0 2 1 11
2003 TEX A 82 327 49 96 24 70 .294 .329 .572 17 1 14 73 4 0 1 1 10
2004 KC A 33 127 17 35 5 17 .276 .326 .441 4 1 9 19 1 0 0 1 3
2005 CLE A 1 1 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 .000 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Total 1689 6556 1061 1936 434 1404 .295 .343 .561 388 25 457 1273 62 2 26 74 184

### Fielding Stats

Year Team POS G GS INN PO A ERR DP TP PB SB CS PkO AVG
1989 TEX A OF 24 19 169 53 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 .964
1989 TEX A CF 24 19 167 54 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 .964
1989 TEX A LF 1 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
1990 TEX A OF 16 14 128 33 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1.000
1990 TEX A RF 4 3 28 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1.000
1990 TEX A CF 12 11 99 27 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1.000
1990 TEX A LF 1 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1.000
1990 TEX A DH 9 8 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
1991 TEX A CF 93 87 651 192 5 3 1 0 0 0 0 0 .985
1991 TEX A DH 4 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
1991 TEX A LF 92 44 505.1 112 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 .983
1991 TEX A OF 136 133 1187.1 310 6 6 1 0 0 0 0 0 .981
1991 TEX A RF 8 2 31 6 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .857
1992 TEX A CF 123 117 1023.1 309 6 8 2 0 0 0 0 0 .975
1992 TEX A RF 1 0 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1.000
1992 TEX A LF 31 26 229 68 3 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 .973
1992 TEX A OF 148 143 1254.1 379 9 10 2 0 0 0 0 0 .975
1992 TEX A DH 4 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
1993 TEX A DH 10 10 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
1993 TEX A OF 129 129 1100.1 265 5 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 .985
1993 TEX A LF 129 129 1100.1 266 5 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 .985
1994 TEX A OF 107 105 932 223 9 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 .991
1994 TEX A LF 107 105 932 223 9 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 .991
1995 TEX A DH 83 82 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
1995 TEX A LF 5 5 36 6 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1.000
1995 TEX A OF 5 5 36 6 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1.000
1996 TEX A OF 102 102 856 163 6 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 .988
1996 TEX A RF 102 102 856 161 6 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 .988
1996 TEX A DH 32 32 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
1997 TEX A DH 69 69 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
1997 TEX A RF 64 64 555.2 126 6 4 1 0 0 0 0 0 .971
1997 TEX A OF 64 64 555.2 128 6 4 1 0 0 0 0 0 .971
1998 TEX A OF 116 115 1007 213 8 4 2 0 0 0 0 0 .982
1998 TEX A RF 116 115 1007 210 8 4 2 0 0 0 0 0 .982
1998 TEX A DH 38 38 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
1999 TEX A OF 131 130 1113.2 223 7 4 3 0 0 0 0 0 .983
1999 TEX A RF 131 130 1113.2 225 7 4 3 0 0 0 0 0 .983
1999 TEX A DH 14 14 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
2000 DET A OF 66 66 544 118 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .992
2000 DET A RF 66 66 544 118 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 .992
2000 DET A DH 48 48 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
2001 CLE A OF 119 119 981 214 10 3 3 0 0 0 0 0 .987
2001 CLE A RF 119 119 981 214 10 3 3 0 0 0 0 0 .987
2001 CLE A DH 21 21 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
2002 TEX A DH 8 8 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
2002 TEX A OF 62 61 515.2 116 9 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 .992
2002 TEX A RF 62 61 515.2 116 9 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 .992
2003 TEX A DH 24 24 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
2003 TEX A OF 57 57 471 98 10 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 1.000
2003 TEX A RF 57 57 471 98 10 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 1.000
2004 KC A DH 4 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
2004 KC A OF 29 29 236 52 3 3 1 0 0 0 0 0 .948
2004 KC A RF 29 29 236 52 3 3 1 0 0 0 0 0 .948
Total LF 366 309 2805.2 676 19 10 2 0 0 0 0 0 .986
Total CF 252 234 1940.1 582 11 13 3 0 0 0 0 0 .979
Total OF 1311 1291 11087 2594 91 46 18 0 0 0 0 0 .983
Total DH 368 366 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 .000
Total RF 759 748 6341 1331 61 23 13 0 0 0 0 0 .984

## Transactions

• Signed as a non-drafted free agent by Texas Rangers (May 30, 1986).
• Traded by Texas Rangers with Danny Patterson and Greg Zaun to Detroit Tigers in exchange for Frank Catalanotto, Francisco Cordero, Bill Haselman, Gabe Kapler, Justin Thompson and Alan Webb (November 2, 1999).
• Granted free agency (November 1, 2000).
• Signed by Cleveland Indians (January 9, 2001).
• Granted free agency (November 5, 2001).
• Signed by Texas Rangers (January 8, 2002).
• Granted free agency (October 26, 2003).
• Signed by Kansas City Royals (January 6, 2004).
• Granted free agency (October 28, 2004).
• Signed by Cleveland Indians (January 17, 2005).
• Granted free agency (October 27, 2005).
• Signed by Boston Red Sox (March 19, 2006).